Course Description

African American Islam: Theology, Practice and History

Instructors: Ahmet Tekelioglu & Iftekhar Hussain
Dates: Mondays, Jan 30-Mar 13
Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom  


The course chronicles African American Muslim experience by taking a deep look at its theological, practical and historical dimension with particular emphasis on Philadelphia area communities and leadership. The course will contextualize experiences of key groups including the community of Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, Nation of Islam, Dar Al Islam Movement among others. Several African American Imams will join as instructors and provide an in-depth perspective into Philadelphia Black Muslim experience.
Maximum online registrants: 100


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